Hydronic Heating Pitfalls

There are a lot of plumbers out there with a basic knowledge of hydronic heating, but without a thorough understanding, it’s too easy to make catastrophic mistakes that can cost a LOT of money years down the road.

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Energy-Efficiency Rebates For Alberta Homeowners

Energy Efficiency Alberta has launched a rebate program for Alberta homeowners who upgrade their homes with eligible installations of new insulation, triple-glazed windows or tankless water heating systems.

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Springtime Flood Avoidance

Rapid spring melting often results in saturated or even flooding properties. Prevent the water outside from winding up in your basement by evaluating your drainage, testing the sump pump, and checking for leaks when you turn your lawn service taps back on.

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Poly-B Piping: Why You Ought To Be Concerned

We get a lot of calls about plumbing problems with polybutylene pipe (“Poly-B”). We’ve written about this stuff before; it has a tendency to develop leaks, and insurance companies sure don’t like it! One might wonder why there’s so much of this grey tubing installed in Calgary. Since we’ve been plumbing here since 1972, we

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Soft Water A Must For Baxi Boilers

In our last blog, we discussed water softeners, and this brings us today’s topic. We’ve been getting a lot of service calls lately regarding Baxi boilers. These are wall-hung “combi” boilers, designed and built in the UK, to provide hot water as well as in-floor heating. These units are common in Calgary communities like Hawkwood,

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Talking Hot Water Tank Replacement

What You Need to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater The average lifespan of a water heater is 8-10 years, and if you are nearing that time period, you may be wondering when your tank will need to be replaced. Living with this possibility hanging over your head can be stressful if

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Poly B Piping

If the exposed plumbing in your home is grey and plastic, you have Polybutylene piping. Be aware that 10 to 20 years after installation, poly b pipes are notorious for sprouting leaks. If you’d like to replace your pipe with a more dependable option, give us a call.

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